After Milwaukee Road abandoned its western electrification and took down the catenary, Extra 21 East with four SD-40-2s recharges the brake line after making a pick-up at Avery, Idaho on July 19, ... (more)
Crews work to clear a major derailment in Two Harbors yard a day after a loaded ore train ran away down the steep grade into the yard. Two crew members jumped and sustained injuries but are thankf... (more)
A bit of a close clearance on the lead results in this miner collision between the Nahant yard job and a road train lite power.
The pinnacle of my day, an extra 0700 roust spot's a load for Bole's Feeds. The second car to be delivered in as many months.
Derailment of a Matterhorn-Gotthard-Bahn train near Mörel, on the journey towards Brig and Visp, due to a grade crossing accident. A delivery truck had traveled on the private road, which was sign... (more)
Derailment of a Matterhorn-Gotthard-Bahn train near Mörel today, on the journey towards Brig and Visp, due to a grade crossing accident. A delivery truck had traveled on the private road, which wa... (more)
Happy Veteran's Day! Norfolk Southern and Amtrak would like to take the opportunity to honor and thank all of our veterans and military for their service to our country. NS and Amtrak teamed up o... (more)
Preservation in action
This is the next big thing in French preservation. After sitting outdoor on static display and slowly decaying for 40 years, a Chapelon Pacific was moved yesterday ... (more)
This one began as C&O, then to CERA, then to Scoular Grain. That air conditioner arrangement seems to be popular. We saw others. The 110VAC comes from a little Honda generator. She appeared to... (more)
At dawn, a manned helper set of SD40E's pops out of the New Portage Tunnel and heads down "The Slide" on the journey back to Altoona to help another train up the mountain. This is the steepest gra... (more)
What are these guys doing? They are closing the only manually hand-cranked swing bridge in New Jersey, the South River Drawbridge. Built in 1910 and formerly part of the Raritan River Railroad (... (more)
The Green Line Dart Yard on the northwest side of Dallas as seen from an inbound flight to Dallas Love Field.
This will take some getting used to! The new trainset for VIA Rail's "Skeena" trains #5/6 has just arrived from the east on train #1 and is prepped for service in the coming days.
And so the journey begins.
An eastbound WP train has just departed their Oakland yard down a street passing old WP passenger depot now a spaghetti house.